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Salmonella Lawyer – Lousiana and Texas Victims of Salmonella from recalled cheese.

The Salmonella Lawyer is prepared to help Louisiana and Texas victims of salmonella poisoning from cheese produced in Houston, Texas.  The Salmonella Lawyer – Lousiana and Houston at the Law Firm has learned that Stallings Head Cheese Co., Inc., a Houston cheese producer, has recalled more than 4,500 pounds of hog head cheese that may be contaminated with Salmonella.  The Salmonella Lawyer at the Law Firm learned today from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service  that the following products are subject to recall:

  • 10-oz. packages of “Richard’s Hog Head Cheese” bearing establishment number “EST. 2257” inside the USDA mark of inspection and sell by dates “Use by 2 1 2013” or “Use by 3 20 2013”on each package.
  • The cheeses were produced on November 1, 2012, and December 19, 2012 and were shipped to a distribution center for retail distribution in Louisiana and Southeastern Texas.
  • When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the food poisoning lawyers website.

The recalled cheeses have been linked to a recent Salmonella Uganda cluster involving six case-patients from Louisiana.


“Salmonella” is the second most common domestic foodborne illness.  Approximately 42,000 confirmed cases are reported per year, but by scientific estimates, which include unreported infections, the number of actual infections reaches more than one million. Infections result in roughly 20,000 hospitalizations and 400 deaths per year.  Symptoms of infection include diarrhea, fever and cramps arising within twelve to twenty-four hours after infection and, in most healthy individuals, persist for five to seven days. Infection is more common in summer months than in other seasons of the year.

Salmonella Recovery and Long-Term Effects

Most infected individuals recover without any treatment, but it could be months before a person’s bowels fully stabilize.  Hospitalization can result from dehydration caused by the symptoms but, in some cases, seeking immediate medical attention may be a matter of life or death. Salmonella infection can spread from the intestines to the blood stream, carrying it to other areas of the body. In such a case, infection can pose a significant risk of death, unless the infected person is quickly treated with antibiotics.

There are additional risks associated with Salmonella infection: Individuals may recover from the short-term symptoms of infection, only to suffer long-term effects.  Joint pain, eye irritation and painful urination have resulted, though many would not expect these problems to be related to the original infection.  In some cases, the original infection can eventually lead to arthritis, which can last for months to years and may even become chronic.

Salmonella – Persons Most Commonly Affected

Salmonella can be contracted by anyone. However, children, the elderly and the immunocompromised are more likely to suffer from severe infections.  Overall, infant children are most susceptible to contracting the bacteria.

If you or a loved one has suffered salmonella poisoning that you suspect is linked to Richard’s Hog’s Head Cheese, contact the  Law Firm immediately.